Constitution / Vedtægter

Rules of the Association Afro Empowerment Center Denmark 2014-2016.

§ 1
Name and registered office

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Afro Empowerment Center Denmark

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The association’s office is in Copenhagen

§ 2
The association’s purpose

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Afro Empowerment Center Denmark/ AEC’s purpose is to provide facilities and activities on a daily bases for Africans in Denmark to meet each other, express themselves, stay healthy, stay informed, learn and celebrate African culture Our goal is to create constant awareness of Africa to Africans and Danes can learn to share the African culture with the Danish society at a level which is currently not available through a brief program for all.
We want to avoid problems that have proven to be an obstacle , as tribalism , religious beliefs and take a proactive approach through
education and activities that are designed to remove fear and instill confidence in our ability to create self-change through positive influence .Impact . Our program will engage in various aspects of communities such as education, entertainment, business, charity as well as encourage a healthy knowledge of human and civil rights and activity!

The association’s activities are charitable and open to anyone who supports the association’s purpose .

§ 3
The association’s membership of organizations , etc.

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Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the a for mentioned purposes.

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The membership shall be;

3 months: 150kr
6 months: 250kr
12 months: 400kr

Students: 200kr yearly

The membership fee is set by the association’s board of directors and is payable upon sign up. Membership may be delayed until sign up fees are paid.

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Provisions on arrears, resignation and expulsion of members. Late or no payment shall be fined by kr. 30 pr. notice starting from second late notice. 4 late notices may equal an expulsion. By resignation or expulsion you will not receive a refund. The board of directors determined if any reapplication for membership can be approved.

§ 5
General Assembly

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The General Assembly is the highest authority. But members who are not currently paid up on membership fees can not vote and cannot attend meetings including General Assembly meetings unless otherwise stated by minimum  of 3 board members.

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Annual General Meeting held each year in February and convened at at least 3 weeks.
Notice by email to the members and announcements via official online media.

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Proposals to be submitted to the General Meeting shall be the Chairman at hand at least 14 days before the general meeting.

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Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. You can only vote in person or by power of attorney.

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You can only be elected to a board seat after completing one full years members and completing at least 4 project initiatives.

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Agenda for the Annual General Meeting shall include at least the following points:

1 Election of chairman.

2 Board / Chairman’s report .

3 Presentation and approval of the annual accounts. (possibly a presentation of next year’s budget ).

4 Proposals received.

5 Selection according to § 6 paragraph.

6 Selection of alternates

7 Appointment of auditor (s) and deputy auditor

8 Possibly election / appointment of committees

9 Miscellaneous.

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General Assembly shall elect a chairman to lead the negotiations. General Assembly resolutions are introduced into the protocol.

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The General Assembly makes decisions by a simple majority vote subject to § 9 paragraph . 1

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Extraordinary General Assembly may be convened at any time by the Board and shall be called within a month when at least 20 percent of members in writing so requires.

§ 6
The daily management

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The daily management consists of the Board of Directors, which consists of 3-7 members elected
by the General Assembly for 2 years.

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President, Secretary and 1-2 directors elected in even years.

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Vice-President and Treasurer 1-2 number of board members are elected on odd years.

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The Board manages the Association in accordance with these Articles of Association and the General Assembly’s decisions.

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The Board shall adopt its rules of procedure.

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The Board of Directors shall be quorum only if at least half of the members are present.

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The President chairs the board meetings and in his absence the Vice-President.

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The chairman shall ensure that records are kept of board meetings and decisions.

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Accounting and auditing

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The association’s assets must be placed in reputable bank.

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The financial year is 1 January – 31 December ( year proposed to follow the calendar year )

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Audited accounts shall be published no later than 8 days before the meeting

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The accounts must be signed by all members of the Board.

§ 8
Expenses. Any amount bigger than 0.0 DKK must be approved by the majority the Board.

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The association of to be official by the President and Treasurer jointly or by one of these decay by the President or Treasurer in conjunction with two board members.

§ 9
liability

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Board members are not personally liable for the association grants unless repayment claim arose by purposely unlawful action.

§ 10
Amendments to the Statutes

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Procedure for amending the Statutes shall be included in the Staff example . : Statutory Changes can be
adopted at any General Assembly if at least 2/3 of the votes cast are in favor.

§ 11
Dissolution.

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Dissolution of the association can only be done by 2/3 majority in two consecutive General Assembly’s, one of which must be ordinary.

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Any surplus / assets / equipment goes by dissolution of the Association for the following purposes: (Non Profit Organization of the choice of the board.)

Approved on the First General Meeting date and time: May 13th 2016

At the first Annual General Meeting these persons were elected to the Board

Chairman: Josef Nielsen & Treasure
Vice chairman: Victor Bennett
Secretary: Joe Mitchel